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richard de boer on Sat, 10 Dec 2005 18:23:26 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> [event] [18dec Rotterdam] beingthere.v2.r'dam.05: exploring rotterdam as 'city of architecture'


LAUNCH EVENT of beingthere.v2.r'dam.05

Bus tour on Sunday 18 December 2005, 15.00-17.00 uur
Beginning and end point: V2_Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
Reservations are REQUIRED: welkom2rdam {AT} hotmail.com
Admission: ? 5,00

Artist laurie halsey brown will launch beingthere.v2.r'dam.05 during the
finissage weekend of INFRActures. A bus tour through the city will
a synthesis with the surrounding urban environment and heighten an
awareness of the city's identity.

The bus tour includes an onboard experimental documentary of local
architects discussing the validity of the city's slogan "The City of
Architecture", with a focus on 10 sites built by local architects:
Schouwburgplein [West 8], Putselaan [De Nijl Architecten], 25kv [Mei
Architecten], Van Nelle Fabriek [renovation: Wessel de Jong
V2 Lab [Lars Spuybroek/NOX], Purifying Plant/Smoke Cleaner [Maarten
Struijs/Gemeentewerken Rotterdam], Lijnbaan [Van den Broek en Bakema],
Fast Ferry [Daf], Maashaven O.Z [Bekkering Adams Architecten] and
Stadstuinen/Kop van Zuid [Joke Vos Architecten].

This event also includes access to a public intervention project placed
throughout the city, launch of net.art piece welkom 2 r'dam as well as
stopping at two of the sites for 'architectural' food + a performance at
one of the sites.

beingthere.v2.r'dam.05 is an intra-disciplinary project which includes
components that will also be shown after the launch event:

Localiteit en Identeit: an experimental documentary that will be shown
the bus tour, and shown in the future in an installation format.

PUBLIC DOCUMENT: a 30 min. experimental documentary that focuses on
author/user dialogue in relation to the 10 sites that are the focus of
bus tour.

welkom 2 r'dam: A net.art piece that uses the language and strategies of
tourist site, it is designed to 'promote' dialogue about Rotterdam

Poster/Brochure + Public Intervention: Posters will be placed throughout
the city to surround 10 locally built sites stating that 'the building
built by a local architect' and that r'dam has the largest quantity [and
quality] of architects of any other city in the world but that very few
these architects build for the city.

This project is funded by Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur.

More info: http://www.movinginplace.net/beingthereinfo

Press contact: laurie halsey brown gsm: 06.1426.2961

V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media
Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam, NL
PO Box 19049, 3001 BA Rotterdam, NL
Tel + 31 10 206 72 72 | Fax + 31 10 206 72 71
E-mail info AT v2.nl | URL http://www.v2.nl

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